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ONLINE Workshop: Building Budgets

Thursday, 8 February 2024
10am – 1pm

Bewildered by budgets? Freaked out by numbers? Triggered by maths? Don’t worry, we’ve got you!

A good budget is the foundation of a good project. Build your confidence in this hands on workshop focussed on budgets and how to make tools like Excel or Google Sheets work for you!

You’ll learn each of the skills needed to plan and manage a project budget. We’ll look at what makes a good budget and how to:
– use maths within Excel
– format a worksheet to your style
– programme an Excel workbook to build and track your project’s finances

At the end of the workshop, you will have templates for a project budget, a budget summary, and a cashflow AND the confidence to use them and make them your own.

What do you need?

To participate you will need access to Microsoft Office Excel (any version is fine!) or Google Sheets.

Who is the workshop for?

This session is for anyone who would like to feel more confident in creating financial project documents using spreadsheets. It explores basic skills, and is suitable for complete beginners, those with limited knowledge of Excel or people who might benefit from a refresher course.

This workshop is for members of EOP, Primary, NewBridge Projects or Spike Associates. Please do not book on if you are not a member of one of these networks.

About our Workshop Leader

Catherine Fowles is a Lincolnshire-based theatre producer and arts manager who learned to use Excel via chemical engineering, and enjoys demystifying it for arts professionals. She holds an MFA in Creative Producing from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and has worked in New York and UK theatre for 13 years – most notably St Luke’s Theatre and Actors Temple Theatre (Off-Broadway), Birmingham Repertory Theatre, and Zest Theatre.

This event has been organised by Eastside Projects for the Kaleidoscope Network, a collaboration between Eastside Projects (Birmingham), Primary (Nottingham), Spike Island (Bristol), and The NewBridge Project (Newcastle). EOP Members are automatically part of the Kaleidoscope Network and can attend selected events programmed by each partner for free.